Note on climb to Loboche East:
The True East Peak is reached by descending into a marked notch and climbing steep snow and ice slopes to the top. The Climbs East Face Couloir: First ascent was by Jeff Lowe and Henry Kendal inspiring 1986; The East Face is the dark pyramid of slabby rock overlooking the lodges of Loboche and the Khumbu Glacier. The face is best approached from near Loboche village then crossing the moraines west and climbing the scree filled hollow beneath the face and above the small lake south-west of Loboche. The route leads towards left-hand couloir. The couloir gives at least four big ice pitches before leaving on to the South Ridge. This can be followed all the way to the top of the summit. The descent can be made down the South Ridge and then by scrambling down on the east side back to Loboche village. The climb is graded alpine TD, with section of Scottish 5.
Trip Highlights: “Worlds highest pass on the foot of world’s Mt. Everest, rich Buddhist culture, warm-friendly natives the highlanders of Nepal, traditional villages, world’s highest heritage Sagarmatha National Park, high alpine valley’s, old interesting monasteries, array of striking snow capped mountain scenery, sweeping scenic flight.”